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Lisa See's Chinese-American roots

From: New Letters on the Air
Length: 30:30

Lisa See, author of SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN and PEONY IN LOVE, tells how researching her Chinese-American ancestry promoted her interest in little-known aspects of Chinese culture, which inspire her novels. Read the full description.

Lisasee_small The author of the bestselling novel Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See embraces her Chinese heritage as inspiration for her work. Her first book, On Gold Mountain, was a family memoir about life in Los Angeles? Chinatown, where her Chinese great-grandfather founded a very successful curio shop and married a woman of European descent to begin his American family. See also talks about her 2007 novel, Peony in Love, loosely based on the 17th century Chinese opera The Peony Pavilion, about a girl who starves herself rather than face an arranged marriage.

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The author of the bestselling novel Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See embraces her Chinese heritage as inspiration for her work. Her first book, On Gold Mountain, was a family memoir about life in Los Angeles? Chinatown, where her Chinese great-grandfather founded a very successful curio shop and married a woman of European descent to begin his American family. See also talks about her 2007 novel, Peony in Love, loosely based on the 17th century Chinese opera The Peony Pavilion, about a girl who starves herself rather than face an arranged marriage.

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Distributed on PRSS Content Depot 10/19/2007.

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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR is a weekly half-hour show featuring poets and writers of fiction, creative non-fiction and drama. Whether in an interview that includes readings by an author, or in produced recordings of poetry readings or holiday anthologies, the program presents writers in an informative and entertaining format that highlights the creative process.

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Short Description: Lisa See, author of SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN and PEONY IN LOVE, tells how researching her Chinese-American ancestry promoted her interest in little-known aspects of Chinese culture, which inspire her novels.

PROMO: On the next NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR... Lisa See is the author of the runaway best-seller SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN, which is set in 19th century China. Hear how a very important part of her past went on to influence her novels, next time on NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR...
UPLINK DATE: 10/19/2007
PROGRAM LENGTH: 29:00 minutes
INCUE: (music) "Lisa See is the author of six books..."
OUTCUE: "... Thanks for listening to NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR."

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